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Full-Text Articles in African Languages and Societies

Review Of: Conversational Strategies In Akan: Prosodic Features And Discourse Categories, Edward J. Vajda Dec 2001

Review Of: Conversational Strategies In Akan: Prosodic Features And Discourse Categories, Edward J. Vajda

Modern & Classical Languages

The existing literature on conversation analysis (CA) has largely ignored the prosodic features that characterize spontaneous dialog, focusing instead on 'spoken prose, "invented" discourse, or written text'. This study is valuable both for the typological perspective its subject language brings to the study of CA, as well as for its innovative examination of a maximally wide range of prosodic features used in natural conversation-features that have all too often been ignored even in more intensively studied languages.


The African Colonization Movement In Georgia: The Expatriation Of Freeborn And Emancipated Blacks, 1817-1860, Falechiondro Karcheik Sims-Alvarado Aug 2001

The African Colonization Movement In Georgia: The Expatriation Of Freeborn And Emancipated Blacks, 1817-1860, Falechiondro Karcheik Sims-Alvarado

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

This research examines the internal and external forces that motivated freeborn and emancipated black Georgians to emigrate to Africa during the African Colonization Movement, 1817-1860. Throughout the study, qualitative and quantitative data were used to analyze the reasons why antebellum black Georgians embraced the ideas of black expatriation. The qualitative data consisted of the writings of black opponents as well as the writings of the proponents of African colonization, including Georgia émigrés, and the agents of the American Colonization Society. The quantitative data consisted of the number of emigrants who resettled to Africa and their survival rate in the newly ...


The Dagara And Their Neighbors (Burkina Faso And Ghana), Richard Kuba, Carola Lentz Feb 2001

The Dagara And Their Neighbors (Burkina Faso And Ghana), Richard Kuba, Carola Lentz

Electronic Journal of Africana Bibliography

No abstract provided.


South Africa’S Post-Apartheid Foreign Policy Towards Africa, Roger Pfister Feb 2001

South Africa’S Post-Apartheid Foreign Policy Towards Africa, Roger Pfister

Electronic Journal of Africana Bibliography

No abstract provided.


Timbuktu: A Lesson In Underdevelopment, Riccardo Pelizzo Jan 2001

Timbuktu: A Lesson In Underdevelopment, Riccardo Pelizzo

riccardo pelizzo

Th e purpose of the present paper is to investigate Timbuktu’s economic decline in the three centuries elapsed between 1526, when Leo Africanus reached the Mysterious City, and 1830, when the fi rst European explorers arrived in Timbuktu. It is argued that Timbuktu’s decline was neither an accident nor the result of inevitable natural conditions. Timbuktu’s decay was the product of historical and social forces. Specifi cally, it is argued that Timbuktu lost power and prestige because its market decayed. However, it is also suggested that no single factor can account individually for this event. Th e ...


Kabou Dechire Le Certificat D'Innocence De L'Afrique? (Review Of Et Si L'Afrique Refusait Le Développement By Axelle Kabou), Kasongo Mulenda Kapanga Jan 2001

Kabou Dechire Le Certificat D'Innocence De L'Afrique? (Review Of Et Si L'Afrique Refusait Le Développement By Axelle Kabou), Kasongo Mulenda Kapanga

Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Faculty Publications

Pourquoi I' Afrique est-elle sous développée? En repondant a cette question, Axelle Kabou fait d'une pierre deux coups. D'abord, elle émet une thèse d'après laquelle I'Afrique refuserait de se développer à cause de sa léthargie. Ensuite, elle fait un réquisitoire severe en désignant du doigt I' Africain lui-meme comme source de son retard. Le refus de développement, explique-t-elle, vient d'une fausse conception manichéiste qui voit en I' Afrique une antithèse de I' Europe. Par consequent, tout emprunt des valeurs européennes indispensables au développement est vu avec méfiance. C'est ainsi qu' «à peine sortie du ...


Esquisse D'Un Nouveau Revolté Social: Le Cas De Dadou Dans L'Anté-Peuple De Sony Labou Tansi, Kasongo Mulenda Kapanga Jan 2001

Esquisse D'Un Nouveau Revolté Social: Le Cas De Dadou Dans L'Anté-Peuple De Sony Labou Tansi, Kasongo Mulenda Kapanga

Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Faculty Publications

La révolution est souvent l'expression (ou le résultat) d' une insatisfaction profonde ressentie par certaines couches sociales dans une communauté bien déterminée. Sa gestation et sa maturation peuvent comprendre plusieurs étapes dont trois semblent, à mon avis, indispensables pour atteindre le point d'ebullition, à savoir une très forte prise de conscience de la situation d' iniquité, une série de réflexions en vue de changer l'état stagnant des choses, et enfi n une action pour susciter le changement recherché. En premier lieu, l'individu se démarque par son désaccord avec la société en se retranchant volontairement à la ...


Nabateans And Nubians: The Case For Ancient Connections Between Africa And Asia, Jesse Benjamin Dec 2000

Nabateans And Nubians: The Case For Ancient Connections Between Africa And Asia, Jesse Benjamin

Jesse Benjamin

The exploration of relations between the Nubians and the Nabateans opens new possibilities concerning the historical and historiographic linkages between ancient East Africa and the ancient Middle East. In large part, such an analysis speaks to the re-mapping of Ancient World relations and the role of anti-colonial historiography in the execution of such a task. Anti-colonial historiography has challenged the presuppositions of the modern political construction of these regions and their interaction. It has done so by posing critical questions concerning the re-reading of existing data and, therefore, the reconstruction of the historical record. The new direction into Nubian/Nabatean ...